Synopsis: When Dwight, who sleeps rough, learns that the man who killed his parents is out of prison, he decides on revenge.
Stan's thoughts: I went into this a little sceptical. A revenge film, that would go one of two ways - all macho or comically bumbling. I was wrong, it was neither and so very pleasantly surprised as a result.
Dwight (Macon Blair) is an interesting protagonist. He barely speaks, having had some sort of break down and dropped out of society. He is obviously regarded kindly and has friends - a local police officer who knows him comes to tell him personally about the release of his parents murderer as she didn't think he should be alone when he heard.
What then ensues isn't motivated by the usual rage but a grief buried deep within that is written more on his face than his words and actions. He has such a haunted look. He doesn't have a plan of how he is going to do what he wants to do (why would he? He is an ordinary person after all). And he does make mistakes but they aren't comical just normal.
This film is quiet, gentle and subtle and yet totally gripping. It has a genuine emotional depth and is a real gem among the indy offerings out at the moment.
- Stan’s 79%
- IMDB 73%
- Metascore 77%
- Rotten Tomatoes 95%
- RT Audience Rating* 80%
* Based on number of people who rated the film 3.5/5 and higher